|Student: Dr. Ignatio 'Nash' Tan III
Business: Edmonton South Animal Hospital
"I know we can do better!" With years of experience as a general vet practitioner and observing the ins and outs of operating a clinic, Dr. Ignacio 'Nash' Tan III dreamed of owning his own veterinary practice. His dream came true with the opening of the Edmonton South Animal Hospital (www.edmontonanimalhospital.com).
Managed by Nash's veterinary practice management company, Prime Vet Corporation, the hospital provides advanced veterinary health services for dog and cat owners. Services include consults, comprehensive medical services, specialist referrals, diagnostic laboratory testing, digital medical records, veterinary products, prescription drugs, pet preventive care and extended hours of operation.
Nash came to Canada from the Philippines, where he was a Pfizer accredited veterinary consultant. He trained at the Ontario Veterinary College-University of Guelph, and gained valuable experience in vet clinics. Nash decided to enroll in the Self Employment Program, and soon after completing his training with the Microbusiness Training Centre in 2010, he put his plan into action to open his very own veterinary clinic.
One of Nash's goals has been to focus on providing the highest quality of services and personalized care. In addition, he says that his business "aims to be one of the most technologically advanced practices in the region." For instance, their clinic's paperless electronic medical record system easily enables the sharing of pets' complete medical information with other veterinarians in the case of an emergency or referral to a specialist.
To help Nash on his track to success, a number of The Business Link's services assisted with paving the way. Its library and research services provided information in the start-up stage for conceptualizing the venture. As well, Nash has attended many of The Business Link's small business learning sessions to enhance his entrepreneurial skills.
"Social responsibility and corporate citizenship are integral parts of our business and we are committed to improving the lives of people in the community," remarks Nash. They are a veterinary service provider for Little Cats Lost, SAFE Team, Beagle Paws and Rescue for Life.
Nash has his ambitions set high and aims to establish pet clinics and hospitals across Canada, initially in Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver. His vision for Prime Vet Corporation is to be recognized as "one of Western Canada's largest and leading integrated veterinary practice networks."
edited from The Business Link's "E-News"